Sunday, November 3, 2013
Famicom Cart Storage the Saga Continues....
In the five years or so since I started collecting Famicom games I have been through a wide range of storage and display options for them. For the first couple of years I mainly just shoved them in boxes or stacked them on shelves like this:
Then about 3 years ago I tried my hand at DIY Famicom cart shelf making with some dish drying racks I bought at the 100 yen shop.
Thos actually worked really well, they looked OK and it allowed for easy finding of games I wanted to play without having to knock over stacks of carts:
Sadly when I left Fukuoka last year, I had to get rid of these for space reasons. I say it was sad because these really were a good solution to the problem, I used those shelves for a couple of years and they worked great.
A few months ago I had a try at making some new shelves with postcard holders, also from the 100 yen shop.
Those looked good, but unfortunately they could only hold 4 carts each, which is way too few for this to be an effective solution.
The other day I was at Seria, another 100 yen shop (there are several chains of 100 yen shops) and I came across these:
They are basically just generic little shelves. I bought ten of them and tossed them up on the wall to see how they would work:
They aren`t too bad. They hold more carts than the postcard holders (and even the dishracks) did, which is good. They don`t look too bad, which is also good. The only downside is that they aren`t ideal for quick game identification like the dish racks, which had a little space between each game so you could see the front label. Still though, because they aren`t in stacks it is pretty easy to flip through them. So this is my new Famicom rack in the living room. I might get a few more and turn this into a floor-to-ceiling sort of thing.